The UAE government has amended travel restrictions earlier Imposed on passengers from given countries effective August 5th, 2021.
As a result of the review, the UAE government lifted restrictions that were earlier imposed to Uganda and Nigeria.
Consequently, specified categories of exempted passengers travelling from the two countries will be granted permission to enter United Arab Emirates subject to their compliance with conditions set out.
Among the conditions is that a passenger needs to hold a valid negative Covid-19 Test certificate that is issued within the valid time frame.
The certificate should be (48) hours from the time of collecting the sample and Issued from approved health service, which use QR code System.
Passengers should also go for rapid PCR test conducted before boarding the aircraft from the departure country and undergo a PCR test at the arriving airport.
Passenger shall submit a request through the website of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, for the necessary approval.
Exempted passengers travelling from Congo, Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Sierra Leon and Namibia earlier restricted by UAE government are now granted permission to transit through United Arab Emirates, subject to their compliance with conditions.
They should obtain necessary entry permission/approval from Country of the destination.
Hold a valid negative Covid-19 Test certificate that is issued within the valid time frame, namely, (72) hours from the time of collecting the sample. Issued from approved health service, which use QR code System.
Categories of passengers referred below will be granted permission.
Those who are holding a valid visa, on humanitarian grounds and/or cases (i.e. family reunion) (Whether vaccinated or not vaccinated).
Employees/Staff of Local and Federal Government entities (Whether vaccinated or not vaccinated).
Those who undergo medical treatments in UAE (Whether vaccinated or not vaccinated).
Students who are currently studying in the UAE (Whether vaccinated or not vaccinated).
Members of the medical force/staff including Doctors, Nurses and Medical Technicians (Whether Vaccinated or not Vaccinated).
Staff/Employees of Educational Sector, including Professors and Teachers, those who teaches at Universities, Colleges, Schools and Institutions in the UAE (Whether Vaccinated or not vaccinated).